National Affairs: A Question of Decorum

In Nebraska tradition dictates that one U.S. Senator come from Omaha and one from outstate. For 14 years the Senator from Omaha was Republican Hugh Butler, and ever since World War II, Nebraska politicians based their calculations on his retirement or death. But he upset all of the carefully made plans by living to see two outstate Senators, Kenneth Wherry and Dwight Griswold, die in office. Then, in Bethesda Naval Hospital one night last week, Hugh Butler, at 76, died of a stroke.

Under the Door. His death, which came on the last day for...

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